Industry Research

Librarian: Jennifer Garrett

Industry Codes . Industry Profiles & Reports . Industry Statistics . Associations

What Industry Are You Researching?

NAICS codes
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are a standardized classification of various industries, and can be associated with specific companies... (more).

WebpageNorth American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Webpage Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)


Sources of Industry Profiles & Reports

Next Reports for all industries at the 5-digit NAICS code level.

 Business Source Complete
Next Industry Reports radio button.

 Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Next Industry tab.


Sources of Industry Statistics

WebpageStatistical Abstracts of the United States

WebpageEconomic Census

Webpage Current Industrial Reports (Census Bureau)

Webpage County, Zip Code, & Metro Business Patterns

Webpage Industry At A Glance - Bureau of Labor Statistics

Webpage Annual Industry Economic Accounts - Bureau of Economic Analysis

WebpageIndustry Trade Data and Analysis - International Trade Administration

WebpageNC Dept. of Commerce Industry Info > Publications and Reports


Associations: Identify Key Information Producers

Associations publish industry specific data and reports that cannot be found anywhere else. Often some of their publications are free while others require a free registration or paid membership. Here are some ways to find relevant associations for any given industry.

National Trade and Professional Associations of the United States
Books DH Hill Library, Learning Commons HD2425 .D53

Encyclopedia of Associations
 Available through Gale Directory Library online
Books DH Hill Library, Learning Commons HS17 .G320

Small Business Sourcebook
Books DH Hill Library, Learning Commons HD2346.U5 S66

Webpage Industry Portals

Webpage TSNN
A directory with more than 15,000 trade shows worldwide.


Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources
 Available through Gale Directory Library online
Books DH Hill Library, Learning Commons HF5351 .E93